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2012-07-16 06:23:24

FARMINGTON, Conn., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The worldwide market for green buildings is being driven by increasing awareness of environmental challenges that buildings represent. As the world's largest source of both energy consumption and carbon emissions, the global market for green building solutions has attracted over $4 billion in venture capital over the last 20 years. The future for green buildings is promising, but all of this activity has shifted the market dynamics, as...

2012-07-13 10:20:44

First Accreditations to Be Announced in August 2012 WASHINGTON, July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), coordinator of the U.S. voluntary standardization system, and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) are pleased to announce the four certificate-awarding entities that are currently participating in the ANSI-IREC pilot accreditation program for energy efficiency and renewable energy. CalCERTS, based in...

2012-07-12 06:22:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As Brazil prepares to host two worldwide sporting events in the next four years, Carrier, the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is helping building designers and owners keep pace with global green building trends and initiatives, expanding its popular Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series with two events this week in Brazil. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls &...

2012-07-12 06:21:45

First International Energy Efficiency Scorecard of 12 Major Economies Also Finds Germany, Japan, and Italy Ranking Highly; U.S. Behind Most Countries, Including China, France, and Australia. WASHINGTON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Kingdom comes in first in a new energy efficiency ranking of the world's major economies, followed closely by Germany, Japan, and Italy, according to the first-ever International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published today by the...

2012-07-11 22:20:35

WALTHAM, Mass., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EuroSite Power Inc., an On-Site Utility, offering clean electricity, heat, hot water and cooling solutions to hospitality, healthcare, housing and leisure centers in the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe, today announced that it is now operating a combined heat and power system (CHP) at the landmark Hilton Liverpool owned by The Ability Group. The revenue value of the agreement to the Company is GBP 3.8 million over the 30 year contract. The clean...

2012-07-10 06:22:56

MADISON, Wis., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities' statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, recently achieved NSF certification to ISO 14001:2004, which represents the highest level of international recognition for managing environmental impacts and instituting a culture of corporate social responsibility. "This certification underscores Focus on Energy's commitment to integrating environmental risk assessment, planning, and...

2012-07-06 06:20:42

MADISON, Wis., July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities' statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, today announced new programs for residents and businesses, adding to its variety of established program offerings for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. "These programs will allow Focus on Energy to deliver cost-effective energy savings and better serve the utility ratepayers of Wisconsin while further adding to an already...

2012-07-02 10:20:48

SAN FRANCISCO, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today will file with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) a proposed two-year energy efficiency portfolio that, if approved, would enhance the company's industry-leading programs. The proposal would allow PG&E to invest $433 million per year - about the same as current levels - for two years to continue energy efficiency programs that would enable customers to realize energy savings...

2012-06-30 23:02:52

Learn how these homes are for everyone, saving money, living comfortably and giving the Earth a break. Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) June 30, 2012 Alan Hoffman, leader of Natural Homes marketing group in Santa Fe, New Mexico has designed, built and marketed Solar Homes for more than 30 years and is putting a new face on green building. Alan Greenhome is a place on Facebook where the public can come to keep up with the construction of cutting edge, affordable Solar Homes including the holly...

2012-06-25 06:25:14

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Building Technologies Division announced today the availability of a new study "A Path to Achieving Higher Building Performance," that reveals the vast majority of public and private commercial buildings in the U.S. have a long way to go on the path to sustainable and energy-efficient operations. Conducted in collaboration with McGraw-Hill Construction, the study explored trends in specific operational improvements, ongoing...